Southampton’s Virgil van Dijk was left confused by the penalty, which led to Arsenal’s late winner on Saturday, but said they had themselves to blame for the defeat. (Daily Echo)
The defender was shown yellow by referee Bobby Madley prior to the penalty being for kicking up the turf around the spot to which he said, “It’s a penalty in the last minute so you try to do anything to prevent the goal and that’s what I did but it didn’t work.” (Daily Star)
Former Premier League referee Howard Webb told BT Sport that Arsenal were lucky to have been awarded a penalty against Southampton. (Evening Standard)
Southampton boss Claude Puel, meanwhile, was angry following the decision, as his team has now conceded three penalties in just four league matches. (ESPN FC)
Dusan Tadic and Steven Davis were named amongst the three best players, despite the defeat by the Boot Room. But Shane Long found himself mentioned in the three worst alongside former Saints man Alex Oxlade-Chamerlain. (The Boot Room)
According to the London Evening Standard, Arsenal, Tottenham, and Chelsea were all interested in the services of Southampton’s Sofiane Boufal claims his agent. (Evening Standard)
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Just want to say thank you for the support and also for every fan that came to the game today!No one more then me feels hard done by and disappointed,you can feel the same but not more then me!When Giroud asks me who gave the penalty away that says it all,if you haven't watched the game and come to criticise please save me that! We will keep our heads up and eager to turn this bad fortune around. Once again I appreciate the love. #wemarchon